Thai flood victims are pulled through dirty oil covered floodwaters that cover a major highway in the flooded Don Mueang district Bangkok, Thailand, 31 October 2011. The health of flood victims is of concern with dirty flood waters innundating parts of the Thai capital and norhern provinces. The Thai government is considering a 30 billion US dollar or 21 billion euro recovery plan in the wake of devastating floods. At least 381 have died and more than 2.5 million people have been affected. The flooding is the worst to hit the kingdom since 1995. EPA/BARBARA WALTON


China International Press Photo Contest 2012

Second Prize Breaking News

Photographer: Barbara Walton